Reading Up a Storm
Tornado Read-Aloud Night
What is it?
Reading Up a Storm is a Storm Lake Community event to promote literacy in our community. Parents, students, and community members are welcome to come to the program. Teachers, librarians, and community volunteers will be reading aloud picture books and excerpts from chapter books. All ages are welcome to come and listen to someone read aloud to them.
Where is it?
Reading Up a Storm will take place at the Storm Lake Middle School.
When is it?
Thursday, May 5th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
How Does it Work?
A schedule of the times different books are being read will be posted on the middle school library Facebook page, and there will be print copies available at the school on May 5th. Each person will have enough time to go to four different book readings throughout the night. At each station, there will be activities to complete that go with the book being read. You do not need to sign up in advance! You are welcome to stop in at any station throughout the night!
There Will Be Food!
There will be a free community dinner from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. You are welcome to come to the school to eat before the reading event.
Each student and child younger than kindergarten will receive a free book to take home with them for participating!
Why Literacy? Resources for Further Reading & Learning
- "Never Too Old: Enhance Teen Listening and Literacy Skills Through Read-Alouds" by Jess deCourcy Hinds
- "The Power of Words" by Renea Arnold & Nell Colburn
- "Keep Bedtime Stories Alive" by Lisa G. Kropp
Interested in Volunteering?
If you are interested in volunteering to read aloud a book, please contact the middle school teacher librarian. The contact information is below.
Storm Lake Middle School
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